Leven-based charity Fife Gingerbread held its annual meeting recently - and there was entertainment with a difference on show from some brave Levenmouth youngsters.
Around 80 people, including supported families, partner organisations and elected officials were inattendance at the AGM, entitled ‘All About the Bairns’.
As well as hearing from teen parents, who gave their own account of life as a young parent, and the crucial help they received from Fife Gingerbread’s Teen Parent Project, the guests were also treated to a performance by The Gateway Kidz, a crew of thirteen primary school children from the Levenmouth area, who treated the audience to the world premiere of The Gateway Shuffle!
Peter Kelly, director of the Poverty Alliance, was keynote speaker at the event. He highlighted the fact that 200,000 children still live in poverty in Scotland, and spoke of the importance of the living wage for struggling families.
The charity also received huge praise from Fife Council leader David Ross who congratulatedFife Gingerbread and all other organisations in attendance for their invaluable work with the most vulnerable members of the community.
The annual event emphasised the charity’s ongoing focus on improving the lives and futures of children in Fife, and highlighted the work each partnership project carries out and the impact they have on families and communities.